Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
While the sun is angry at Florida, I thought I would work on crafts inside today. My little man has been working on some of the crafts we talked about yesterday. I am working on a wreath.
I bought a small wreath form and I have been looping my burlap through each ring. I was having a bit of a hard time finding the deco mesh I used before. I did find some run of the mill burlap and thought I would use that. While it is thicker and a lot stiffer, I am not completely sold on it.
First, I found that the burlap seemed almost lacking of something. I thought that if I just kept going I would feel differently, but that feeling did not change. I wanted to share this to show that sometimes, even powering through a craft you can find yourself wanting something more. I finished looping,pulling, and twisting the burlap completely around my wreath form and I moved on to the next step. I added ribbon accents and started to add the cross that I wanted to use for this particular project.
I shared the picture of the project because I will be revisiting this wreath this weekend. I am not a fan of how plain this cross seems. I will be adding some baby’s breath and maybe some pretty blue flowers. I am hoping once I add those pieces, this cross wreath will be more of what I am looking for.
When I craft, things are ever changing. I find that I am constantly wanting to find new things to keep things fresh. I enjoy looking at things in a different way. I find that my taste in things is ever changing and I am always trying to find new ways of doing some awesome crafts.
I know that this may seem odd, showing a craft that I am not completely pleased with. I wanted to share this experience, for a few reasons.
First, I am new to this craft and I wanted to show that when you are starting something new, you have to be ready to learn. You also need to be prepared for mistakes. My mistake in this particular wreath was thinking that having only the cross and some ribbon accents was going to work. I also made the mistake of not really listening to my instincts of getting some flowers to accent this cross.
Secondly, I wanted to show that it is okay to finish a craft and still call it a work in progress. I know that not every project I work on will be perfect. I am okay with that. I am perfectly happy with room for improvement. Why? Because, if I was perfect at every craft I worked on, how fun would that be? There is no such thing as perfection in crafting and that is one of the reasons I love doing it so much. I enjoy having things to work on. I enjoy imperfection. It opens the door for conversation with people who also love crafting and opens the door to make new friends.
The last reason I wanted to share this with you, is hopefully to inspire you. I don’t want to be on here ranting and raving about products and perfect crafts. That to me is not exactly a fun website. However, showing you the insanity that is my crafting and I, that is entertaining. I want to show you that it is okay to fail sometimes, as long as you get back up, scrub the hot glue off your hands, and get back at it. The word failure is actually an odd word to me. I haven’t understood how failure could be anything other than good. For example, this wreath, could very well be called a failure. I see it merely as having room for improvement. I will take that opportunity and hopefully come up with an awesome wreath that people will enjoy.
I know that the post today is a short one, that is because this is a post that will be continued. The beauty that I was hoping for is under construction.
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